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John Black – Commercial Real Estate Finance

John Black, president of MacKenzie Capital, visits Center Maryland to talk about how the commercial capital market has bounced back and the opportunities that are available in commercial real estate. John looks at both the current market conditions and what he anticipates will happen, as well as Maryland’s unique attributes such as the Port of Baltimore.Inside the Headlines is a video politicast featured on Center Maryland. Damian O’Doherty brings guests on the show to have in depth conversations on major news happening in Maryland. Damian O’Doherty is a corporate communications strategist, a principal of KO Public Affairs LLC and co-founder of Center Maryland.... Continue reading
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A Missing Center Maryland

Thank you to all of our readers who checked in about the missing Center Maryland on Monday. If you went looking for the morning email, or tried to catch up on the news on our website, you probably guessed that we were having technical problems -- and you'd be right. We have been experiencing brute force server attacks, and it finally overwhelmed our system on Monday.Thanks to our friends at CentroSync for all of their hard work over the past 24 hours to fix the problem and hopefully put the safeguards in place to avoid future issues.This morning's email will include a sampling of the top news and commentary from the weekend, as well as what's new for Tuesday. For a more comprehensive review of the past weekend, please be sure to visit our website.... Continue reading
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Josh Kurtz: Take the Local

By: Josh Kurtz  Well, the gubernatorial election has devolved into the very mindless name-calling we’ve come to expect whenever a campaign is waged almost entirely over the airwaves. For now, Anthony Brown’s pitch to voters seems to be: Larry Hogan is going to put guns back on the streets and take away your abortion rights. Hogan’s seems to be: Brown is going to steal your wallet. Perhaps October’s debates will be more illuminating, but that’s doubtful. It’s hard to imagine Brown diverging from his consultant-driven script, though why abortion and guns are the centerpiece of any campaign in this day and age and people’s economic jitters aren’t is anybody’s guess. Yet it’s equally hard to imagine Hogan laying out a coherent case for how his proposed tax cuts and regulatory rollbacks will do anything but take the state backward and put the budget into a deeper hole. It’s too bad; these... Continue reading
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Maryland's Colts are Back: Bill Boniface & Don Miller, Jr. – Maryland Million

Bill Boniface, trainer of 1983 Maryland-bred Preakness winner Deputed Testamony, and Don Miller, Jr., who rode Deputed Testamony for the historic win, visit Center Maryland to talk about the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park on Saturday, October 18th. “Maryland's Day at the Races” features eleven races for Maryland bred and sired horses with purses and awards totaling over $1 million.For more information on the Maryland Million and to purchase tickets for the whole family, visit www.marylandmillion.com.Inside the Headlines is a video politicast featured on Center Maryland. Damian O’Doherty brings guests on the show to have in depth conversations on major news happening in Maryland. Damian O’Doherty is a corporate communications strategist, a principal of KO Public Affairs LLC and co-founder of Center Maryland.... Continue reading
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Donald Fry: Experts examine congressional inaction on transportation funding

By: Donald C. Fry  Virtually everybody on Capitol Hill acknowledges the critical importance of the nation’s transportation infrastructure to our economy and quality of life. So, why is it that, for almost a decade, Congress has failed to enact long-term transportation funding authorization and continues to “kick the can down the road” with a series of short-term funding extensions, leaving a deteriorating  system of highways, bridges, transit and other infrastructure in limbo? A congressman, a former U.S. transportation secretary and four transportation policy experts tackled this question Thursday at the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2014 Transportation Summit in Baltimore. They also discussed options and prospects for dissolving Congressional gridlock on transportation funding and whether it could happen anytime soon. Conference speakers made compelling cases for more focused congressional attention to addressing what all termed a dire underfunding of transportation infrastructure. Maryland Congressman John Delaney, D-6th, estimated that the nation’s transportation resources are... Continue reading
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